About Us

Overview

Located within Floyd Bennett Field, Aviator Sports and Events Center is an authorized Concessionaire of the Department of Interior, National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area. We are conveniently located approximately 10 miles from both Lower Manhattan and JFK Airport and easily accessible via MTA public transportation.

We have an incredible infrastructure including:

  • 175,000 square feet of indoor space
  • Two state-of-the-art full-sized outdoor turf fields for soccer, football, lacrosse, and field hockey – bleacher seating
  • Two NHL-sized ice rinks – seating for 2,000
  • 20,000 square foot multipurpose Field House, which houses:
    • 10,000 square foot hardwood floor for basketball, volleyball, indoor tennis, and special activities
    • 10,000 square foot indoor turf field for soccer, football, fitness training, classes, and special activities
  • 15,500 square foot Gymnastics Center
  • 5,000 square foot Parkour Area
  • 35-foot tall rock climbing wall
  • FREE parking for over 2,000 cars

Housed in a former airplane hangar and featuring soaring ceilings and an architectural style that is rich with the history of aviation and modern life, Aviator Sports and Events Center inspires, excites, and motivates. The facility includes sports, recreation, and events spaces, as well as a full-service fitness center, gymnastics, and more.

History

New York City’s first municipal airport, Floyd Bennett Field, was opened in 1931, the same year the Empire State Building was completed. Floyd Bennett Field has served as the home to our Nation’s most notable aviators, including Howard Hughes, Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post, and the infamous Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan.

Located in Brooklyn and a purported favorite of NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Floyd Bennett Field not only survived the Great Depression but served both NY and the U.S. nobly with hangars dedicated to Naval Air Reserve Base of New York as well as the New York City Police Department and the world’s first police aviation unit.

Housed in a former airplane hangar and featuring soaring ceilings and an architectural style rich with the history of aviation and modern life, Aviator Sports & Events Center inspires, excites, and motivates. Our facility includes sports, recreation, and events spaces, Aviator Athletics, and gymnastics, as well as meeting and event rooms. Our outdoor facilities include two multisport outdoor turf fields and large event spaces.

The NPS and Aviator began their relationship in 2003. By combining Floyd Bennett Field’s original hangars, they created one of the largest national parks in the U.S. and one of the largest sports complexes. History buffs will relish the knowledge that Floyd Bennett Field’s past has been well preserved by the National Park Service, which maintains a collection of its historic aircraft on display in a 1950s era nose hangar.